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Trust launches crowdfunding appeal for Birtley bridges

The Trust has embarked on a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for its latest project at Birtley, near Bramley in Surrey.

Crowdfunding is an alternative and increasingly popular way to raise money and the Trust has chosen one of the UK's biggest platforms, Crowdfunder, as its partner.

Investors receive rewards in return for their donations - a £20 donation gets the investor a year's membership, while donations of more than £500 qualify for a private half-day boat charter on the restored section of the canal at Loxwood in West Sussex for a party of up to 48 people.

The campaign aims to raise money for materials and equipment to complete two lift bridges at Birtley and allow the creation of a picturesque canalside walk in that stretch of canal that joins the Downs Link path and offers views of Cranleigh Waters.

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Gill Davies
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Volunteers have completed the brickwork on the first Birtley bridge.
  • Building the bridge has required a huge investment in equipment and materials.